CAE has signed a service agreement with the Omani Authority for Partnership for Development (OAPFD) to support the establishment of the Oman Aviation Academy, the company announced on 9 April. The agreement will see CAE provide key elements required for ab initio pilot training, including curriculum and courseware as well as safety management and quality control systems. CAE will also train the flight instructors who will teach at the academy.
The academy will be a CAE Authorised Training Centre based at Sohar International Airport. It will train and supply pilots for both the civil and military sectors in Oman and the wider region. Dhafir Awadh Al Shanfari, chief executive officer, OAPFD, said: ‘The Oman Aviation Academy will play an important role in supplying highly-skilled pilots across both our civil and military aviation sectors, as well as helping to develop the Sultanate’s national economy through the expansion of our local aviation industry.
CAE is a globally recognised leader in aviation training and the ideal partner in helping the Oman Aviation Academy locally develop trained pilots to meet our growing needs.